PSA National February Virtual Event

  • 09 Feb 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting - Webinar


  • International Members of GSF Associations

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We invite you to join us in February for our first National Virtual Event for 2021. 

We have two great sessions lined up for this event. Our first session is Harness Speaking Anxiety with Paul du Toit CSP. This will be followed by a "Poolside" Chat* with Nic Hayes exploring Raising your speakers profile from the Covid Cloud.

Session 1: Harness Speaking Anxiety with Paul du Toit CSP

With the publication of the revised and expanded version of "The Exceptional Speaker - how to deliver sensational speeches" in early 2021, co-authors Paul du Toit and Alan Stevens have dissected the art of speaking from just about every angle. In this segment Paul focuses on why all speakers experience stress and anxiety and how the best speakers channel this anxiety to their advantage. Having listened to Paul you’ll stop trying to quash anxiety. Instead, you’ll have proven techniques to harness stress to your advantage before and during your speech.

About Paul du Toit CSP & Global Speaking Fellow

Besides being fun to listen to, Paul provides a clear message that produces the desire and willingness to change and to act. He is the author of 3 books including You Can Present with Confidence and The Exceptional Speaker (co-authored with Alan Stevens). Paul blogs regularly on presentation skills and customer service, with many articles being published in South Africa and internationally. Paul is a founder member and past president of PSA Southern Africa and is an Honorary Fellow of PSAUK.

Session 2:  Raising your speakers profile from the Covid Cloud with Nic Hayes

Join Nic Hayes in a "Poolside" Chat* with Tony Eades CSP as he explores how to raise your speakers profile from the Covid Cloud. From this session you will take away the following:

  • Tips and hints on how to engage media with your expertise coming out of a pandemic year.
  • A process to make yourself an asset to media in unusual times.
  • Maximise your expertise across all media platforms and target markets.
  • The secret to media success. Nic will deliver the very key to attaining media influence and prominence in your sector.

About Nic Hayes

Nic Hayes is the Managing Director of Media Stable - Australia’s leading directory of expert talent and content distribution, connecting experts with TV, radio, newspapers and online media around the country. 

Nic is a 20-year veteran of media, with a broad range of experience covering all aspects of the media cycle; from public relations, radio/TV broadcasting and media intelligence.  Media Stable was founded in 2012 after Nic recognised the changing media environment was placing journalists and producers under increased pressure.  There was also a need for a different approach for business people and experts to get their messages, stories and opinions in front of the media.

Nic is a relationships person who has built and nurtured strong ties and contacts in the media.  He heads the team at Media Stable to ensure their model of media engagement continues to grow from strength to strength.

    Format for the Webinar (in AEDT): 

    12.00pm - Welcome: Jon Yeo MC and Tony Eades CSP, National President
    12.05pm - Session One: Harness Speaking Anxiety with Paul du Toit CSP
    12.25pm - Paul du Toit CSP Q & A
    12.30pm - Session Two: Raising your speakers profile from the Covid Cloud with Nic Hayes
    12.50pm - Nic Hayes Q & A 
    12.55pm - 30 secs update from our Chapter Presidents
    1.00pm - Next events, update and close


      Once you have booked and paid to attend, you will receive a confirmation email providing you with information on joining the webcast.

      Note: This online session will be recorded for registered participants who can't make it live.

      * It is too hot for a fireside chat in Summer!